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has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i'm concerned that the path we're on has just been unsuccessful. the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: jobs was the dominant issue. the comment that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pr
the power to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. if passed, congress or the president could still squash it while the entire council signed on to the deal, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she'll keep pushing congress to pass a budget economy bill. >>> five minutes after 5:00. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. this is the biggest part of the economy where the white collar jobs are created. dat institute for supply management -- today the stews for supply management releases its index for september. that could provide a hint about friday's big monthly reports that everybody is watching. wall street had a mixed finish yesterday. checking the numbers. the dow stands this morning at 13,482. the nasdaq down by six points and the s&p 500 was up by about a point. ifif our -- if you headed to the auto dealership, you had a lot of company. car buyers stormed the sho
tax. that's a really good thing. >>> jess is going to catch her breath and be back momentarily with daily deals. >> plus, he game famous on happy days but now henry winkler is putting his star power to work on capitol hill today. he'll join us to explain coming up. stay with us. >>> welcome back. 5:39. your weather first. grab the rain gear. just starting to sprinkle in northwest but much heavier showers west of d.c. we'll see the heavier showers i believe over the next few hours of the temperatures by noon low 70s. we'll see agent bit of sunny breaks in the afternoon with still -- see a little bit of sunny breaks in the. right now let's go back to beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. >>> the rain for our drive in the morning doesn't help things, especially for folks northbound on 28 out of centreville where a pickup truck has spun out in the roadway right before the ramp that would take you to 66 tying up the left side. east on 66 it's volume in manassas and centreville. your next timesaver traffic at 5:48. back to you, jessica. >>> i've been combing through the day's daily
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